Session Information

The Future is Transparency: The Democratization of Business and the Environment

Date: Thursday, March 3

Time: 8:15am - 9:30am

Format: Panel Discussion

This session will look at how big, open data, crowdsourcing platforms, and social media are changing the transparency and reporting landscape.  In this interactive session, speakers will showcase how their emerging business tools and platforms are capturing a multi-dimensional view of material issues and closing the gaps between regulators, companies, and the public.

Topic Speakers

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. 

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.